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September 19, 2014
3D Printing Comes of Age

The highlight of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held earlier in September at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, was the electric car produced live during the Show. More than 110,000 people witnessed the representatives from Cincinnati Incorporated, Local Motors, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee print the working electric car layer by layer using carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite.

September 19, 2014
AMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications

The AMO seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level R&D needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges, and shared facility needs addressing clean energy manufacturing topics, including the fuel cell and hydrogen sectors.

September 19, 2014
Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector.

September 19, 2014
National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen R&D

In support of a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF has awarded $2.77 million to four teams to investigate renewable hydrogen fuel technologies.

September 18, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

September 18, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Notice of Intent

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced that it will release a request for proposals seeking teams of undergraduate students to participate in the 2016 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.

September 18, 2014
Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

The Energy Department today announced $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces.

September 18, 2014
White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy.

September 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor lighting at the LED Show in Los Angeles.

September 17, 2014
EERE Assistant Secretary and BETO Director Confirmed Speakers for Algae Biomass Summit

Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, will be speaking at the Algae Biomass Summit, September 29–October 2, 2014 in San Diego, California.

September 17, 2014
Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing

The Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030.

September 16, 2014
Energy Secretary Moniz Showcases National Laboratories on the Hill

Today, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) for National Lab Day on the Hill.

September 15, 2014
DOE Issues Agency Information Collection Extension for OE-417 Form in the Federal Register

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an Agency Information Collection Extension in the Federal Register, notifying the public of an information collection extension and requesting public comments on the revised Form OE–417 ‘‘Electric Emergency Incident and Disturbance Report’’, which is used to report electric emergency incidents and disturbances to the DOE.

September 15, 2014
NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target zone and upward gas and fluid migration. Results indicate that under the conditions of this study, for this specific location, fracture growth ceased more than 5,000 feet below drinking water aquifers and there was no detectable upward migration of gas or fluids from the hydraulically-fractured Marcellus Shale.

September 12, 2014
SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

In support of DOE's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project launched in April 2014, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has posted a notice of intent to issue a Request for Quotation for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication.

September 12, 2014
Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE's Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. The document is available for a 30 day comment period.

September 12, 2014
Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE’s draft Voluntary Code of Conduct which addresses data privacy surrounding smart grid technologies. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014.

September 11, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

September 10, 2014
Secretary Moniz will speak at Clean Energy Summit September 17

Help drive the next generation of American Innovation. Register for The American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit on September 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

UPDATE (9/9): Recently announced, Secretary Moniz will speak at the summit demonstrating his commitment to develop and accelerate innovation and deployment in clean energy.

September 10, 2014
Energy Department Authorizes Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department announced today that it has issued the final authorization to Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron) and Carib Energy LLC (Carib) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.

September 9, 2014
Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

The U.S. Department of Energy selected six new projects under the University Coal Research Program that seek long-term solutions for the clean and efficient use of our nation’s abundant coal resources. The selected projects support the Office of Fossil Energy’s Crosscutting Research Program’s initiatives in high-performance materials and sensors and controls technology.

September 8, 2014
Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Improve Resiliency of the Grid

In support of President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s commitment to improve national power grid resiliency, today the Energy Department announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather events and other potential electricity disruptions. This investment – which includes seven awardees in Alaska, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Washington – supports the development of advanced technologies, allowing communities across the country to become more resilient and adaptive.

September 5, 2014
Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting September 24 and 25

The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Members of the public are invited on a first come, first served basis (depending on the availability of meeting room space).



 
 
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